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Nations combine to remember losses in Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Chris Smith, CSM, RAN lays a wreath at the HMAS Kuttabul 75th anniversary memorial service held at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Chris Smith, CSM, RAN lays a wreath at the HMAS Kuttabul 75th anniversary memorial service held at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

The ‘Battle for Sydney’ has been commemorated with a memorial service at Garden Island, Sydney, 75 years on from when Japanese forces again brought the Second World War to the Australian mainland.

Talented surfers on board

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Martin Fisher (author), SGT Dave Morley (author), Jacqueline LLanos (LOVE CAPTURE PASSION) (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force surfers came out the victors, taking home the trophy with the highest overall points tally and firsts in every individual event and the teams’ category at the inaugural Defence International Surf Festival. (photo: Jacqueline LLanos)

The Australian Defence Force surfers came out the victors, taking home the trophy with the highest overall points tally and firsts in every individual event and the teams’ category at the inaugural Defence International Surf Festival.

Some of the Australian Defence Force’s best surfers took on, and defeated British Army and Royal Air Force surfing teams at the inaugural Defence International Surf Festival on in early May.

Navies exchange goals during sports day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy participating in a beach volleyball game at the HMAS Stirling Sporting Field as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy participating in a beach volleyball game at the HMAS Stirling Sporting Field as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

Australians and Indians often bond over cricket, so sport was a natural addition to the program of the recent exercise between the navies of the two nations.

Navies build spiritual resilience together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

A group photograph of all the HMAS Stirling and Indian members that participated in a yoga session that took place on the wharf next to INS Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, with Indian officers and sailors prior to the commencement of AUSINDEX 17. (photo: UNKNOWN)

A group photograph of all the HMAS Stirling and Indian members that participated in a yoga session that took place on the wharf next to INS Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, with Indian officers and sailors prior to the commencement of AUSINDEX 17.

At the break of dawn, Indian and Australian naval personnel ‘bent over backwards’ strengthening minds, bodies and relationships during a unique yoga session on a Fremantle wharf.

Anzac port city welcomes Navy adventurers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The HMAS Stirling Adventure Training Facilitator, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glenn Askew (front right), leads the walkers in the last kilometres of the Bibbulmun Track as they approach Albany, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The HMAS Stirling Adventure Training Facilitator, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glenn Askew (front right), leads the walkers in the last kilometres of the Bibbulmun Track as they approach Albany, Western Australia.

A group of Navy walkers have completed one of the longest walking tracks in the country, arriving in Albany, Western Australia after a relay-style adventure training activity.

Cerberus fit to fight

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Coach Jeroyen Lynders and foundation club members of the HMAS Cerberus Karate/Jiu-Jitsu Club. (photo: POPTI Michael Steffens)

Coach Jeroyen Lynders and foundation club members of the HMAS Cerberus Karate/Jiu-Jitsu Club.

Personnel at Victorian base, HMAS Cerberus recently formed a formal martial arts club and commenced the delivery of endorsed Brazilian jiu-jitsu training as part of the base’s sports program.

Navy swings into action

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Mr Paul Wolkowinski, a Club Swinging instructor with members of the HMAS Stirling Health Centre on the Stirling Gymnasium floor after a Club Swinging lesson. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Mr Paul Wolkowinski, a Club Swinging instructor with members of the HMAS Stirling Health Centre on the Stirling Gymnasium floor after a Club Swinging lesson.

Everything that is old is new again, or perhaps ancient in the case of some exercise regimes being undertaken by Navy people in Western Australia.

A winner if you’re still grinning

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), Tamara Jones (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Nigel Rowan, of the Australian Defence College in Canberra, participating in the Ironman Australia Triathlon at Port Macquarie on 7 May. (photo: Tamara Jones)

Lieutenant Commander Nigel Rowan, of the Australian Defence College in Canberra, participating in the Ironman Australia Triathlon at Port Macquarie on 7 May.

Navy members of the Australian Defence Force team set fast times during the Ironman Australia Triathlon at Port Macquarie on 7 May.

Romeo support to Australian company

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R helicopter completes a live firing exercise with the mounted 12.7mm machine gun in the Western Australia Exercise Area during HMAS Perth's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R helicopter completes a live firing exercise with the mounted 12.7mm machine gun in the Western Australia Exercise Area during HMAS Perth's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne reinforced that an innovative Australian industry was a “core element of defence capability” at a forum at the Sunshine Coast on 17 May.

Queen B ‘service to love’

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Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive of HMAS Queenborough, 1971. (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive of HMAS Queenborough, 1971.

Australian ships posted to the Far East Strategic Reserve in the early 1960s were involved in plenty of interesting action with fast anti-submarine frigate HMAS Queenborough or ‘Queen B’, as she was known to her ship’s company, no exception.